Emma Watson Denies Being Bullied At College

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We’re glad Emma Watson denies bullying rumors about her time at Brown. It’s hard enough finishing your education without some sophomore yelling “Alohomora!” every time you go to open a car door. In a letter posted to her official website, the actress says reports that students heckled  Watson with Harry Potter quotes is pure fiction. “I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown,” Emma explains. “This ’10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.” Besides, as soon as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II hits theaters, people will be screaming at her in public all day long, only this time with pure excitement. Why taint that experience?

As well-mannered and polite her classmates might be, it’s unlikely Emma will be returning to Brown, or any school, anytime soon, seeing as how she is just starting to film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower in Pittsburgh. “Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common),” she writes. At least potentially hecklers aren’t likely to come up with many shout-able lines from Wallflower. Much less Hogwarts-related material in that one.